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Old 04-19-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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Just some of the recent ones.
Blades cut out and profiled.


Rough ground


Final grind, drilled, sanded and ready for heat treat.


A set of scales stabilized and epoxied to the liners.



Getting ready to attach the scales after the blade has been heat treated, tempered hand sanded to 600 grit and acid etched.


Drilling the scales.


Reaming the pin holes to .254 for a nice slip fix.


Ready to attach the scales.


Epoxied up and clamped to cure.


This one is finished.




The other Damascus blade.



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Old 04-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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Looking good
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:25 PM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:34 PM   #4
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Nice job, Mike.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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Great looking knives you got there.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:49 PM   #7
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Are you hollow grinding those blade or you flat grinding sir
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:11 PM   #8
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Looking good! Glad you posted some up, I was having withdrawals not seeing many knifemakers on DIY anymore.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:08 PM   #9
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That gut-hook is awesome! Shoot me a pm if it is for-sale with the details
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:42 PM   #10
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Are you hollow grinding those blade or you flat grinding sir
Those are flat ground.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:42 PM   #11
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That gut-hook is awesome! Shoot me a pm if it is for-sale with the details

That one was for an order.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:46 PM   #12
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Looking good! Glad you posted some up, I was having withdrawals not seeing many knifemakers on DIY anymore.
Well we're supposed to post the progress pics and most don't have the spare time to do it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:28 AM   #13
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Hey Mike,

That bottom knife in the third picture, the one that it looks like you finished first sort of a drop point.

In that picture I don't see any Damascus pattern at all but later and in the finished knife it's there...how is that done?

Crap never mind I see it's acid etched...I thought you were a Genie or something

Sweet knife by the way, I like it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:25 PM   #14
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Hey Mike,

That bottom knife in the third picture, the one that it looks like you finished first sort of a drop point.

In that picture I don't see any Damascus pattern at all but later and in the finished knife it's there...how is that done?

Crap never mind I see it's acid etched...I thought you were a Genie or something

Sweet knife by the way, I like it.
Yes sir, it's not magic, there are 4 different types of steel in the Damascus and the acid affects each one differently to bring out the pattern.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #15
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Purty
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:51 PM   #16
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Ok thanks they look goog
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:05 PM   #17
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Nice looking knives!
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:16 AM   #18
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Just so ya know, the rasp knives in the pics are in the trash can in the shop. Like an idiot I didn't check the rasp to see if it would harden sufficiently before going to all of the work to make the blades. Turns out they wouldn't harden enough to make a good blade so I chunked them.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:42 AM   #19
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I love the" fish eye " on the gut hook.
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